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Originally posted by lordvader
And Now I pose my questions to ATS members
Q1. Both Projects were Concived in 1950 and 1960's however due environmental movements, NIMBY (Non in my Backyard) and due to budgetry cutbacks goverments of both US and Canada retreated on the project implementation. If both projects were to be implemented again what will be the costs involved and what steps will be needed by Govenments of US and Canada to get the ball rolling ?
Q2. But now what we have is a patchwork of a netwok of canals and river diversions that is not solving the problems of getting water to severely water stressed cities and towns in Sothern US (Nevada, Arizona, Texas, California) so if both projects are reactivitated can they reliastically solve the water problems?
Q3 Since 1950 - 1960 since has progressed and there may be techniques avaliable now that can mitigate any environmental damage but still keeping in mind that there may be unavoidable costs will such costs be greater than the project benefits?
Q4 Can these two projects financed by the mix of Private and Govt sector and undertaken on a national scale create much needed employment and help economies of both US and Canada?
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
I'm totally against using the Great Lakes to irrigate the deserts in the south west. The Corp of Engineers has a history of screwing up the environment.